Larry Ellison

December 18, 2012
Lawrence J. Ellison, now one of the richest people in America (nearly rivaling Bill Gates), was born in the Bronx, New York in 1944. After he contracted pneumonia at 19 months, his young mother gave him to her great aunt and uncle to raise. He lived in a lower middle-class Jewish ghetto on the South Side of Chicago in a two-bedroom apartment. As a child Ellison showed an aptitude for math and science, which, he says, he liked because he was good at. Later he would be named science student of the year at the University of Illinois.

IT Certifications Comparison

December 18, 2012
The sheer number of IT certifications available can pose a series of confusing, time-consuming, and potentially expensive decisions. Unfortunately, the first steps towards success in the technology industry are 1) evaluating your options and 2) determining which certification is right for you. IT, like any other field, offers a wide range of positions that vary in requirements, prerequisites, and duties. Before delving into the vast, confusing world of certifications, you should determine which areas of IT interest you the most.

IT Career Opportunities

December 18, 2012

Computer Engineer
As a computer engineer you will work with hardware and software aspects of system design and development while applying the principles of design, science, and mathematics to design hardware, software, networks, and processes. You will be expected to solve technical problems and, often, to work as part of a team that designs new computing devices or computer-related equipment, systems, or software. Although you will be involved in building prototypes, the emphasis of your work will be on the application of theory.

Gordon Moore

December 18, 2012
Gordon Moore was born in San Francisco on January 23, 1929 and eventually attended UC Berkeley, earning a B.S. in Chemistry, and CalTech (the California Institute of Technology), where he earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry and Physics. He is currently the Chairman Emeritus of the Intel Corporation. It was in 1968, however, when Moore co-founded Intel, creating the specialized manufacturer of memory products. Initially Moore served as Executive Vice President, and then became President and CEO in 1975. Then, in 1979, he was elected Chairman and CEO, and retained that title until in 1987.

Computer Technology

December 18, 2012
The computer industry has consistently been the fastest growing field for the past 20 years. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job market for computer-related skills is booming, with computer and data processing services adding over 1.3 million jobs from 1996-2006, representing a 108% increase. This is all a result of companies becoming more and more dependant on their computer systems for daily operations.
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